up-bringing

upbringing

[uhp-bring-ing]
noun
the care and training of young children or a particular type of such care and training: His religious upbringing fitted him to be a missionary.

Origin:
1475–85; up- + bringing

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upbringing (ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ)
 
n
Also called: bringing-up the education of a person during his formative years

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upbringing
1520, "act of rearing a young person," from up + bringing (see bring). Mainly in Scottish till c.1870, when it became general.
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